Work Based Review


This module offers the opportunity for students to pursue a topic of personal interest, different from any other work submitted, and relevant to their clinical practice. Students will be required to reflect on their practice, identify an issue or topic which could be informed with reference to relevant published literature, negotiate and agree a chosen topic, and complete a critical review of selected literature on the topic.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : the opportunity to conduct an in - depth review of a practice-focused topic, plan and manage their own learning, negotiate and agree objectives, and identify and articulate a rationale for key decisions taken during the conduct of the review.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Identify and critically discuss a practise-focused topic that can be informed by reference to relevant published literature.

2.  Negotiate and formulate an individual plan of study to complete the associated assessment.

3.  Critically, examine, appraise and review literature relevant to a practise-focused issue

4.  Provide a considered rationale for decisions taken to select an appropriate range and depth of literature

5.  Critically analyse and apply theoretical knowledge from the review to a clinical situation identifying specific recommendations for practice.

Indicative Content

1 General

Specific topic content will depend on the agreed topic of study

2 Topic choice

Identifying a topic and formulating a question for review

3 Planning and designing study

Setting learning aims and objectives, planning programme of work. Provide reasoning for the range and depth of literature selected.

4 Literature review

Literature searching and appraisal, designing and writing a literature review, drawing conclusions and making recommendations for practice based on the evidence

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This module is designed for students who have a particular interest related to their work they wish to develop. As the student identifies their own topic and designs their own study plan in consultation with staff, it requires clear focus and discipline on their part. Please note it is the responsibility of the student to reflect on their own work and identify an area that can be informed with reference to relevant literature. To register for this module, students must be in employment. The proposed topic of study must be agreed with the module leader and brief outline submitted by the end of the 5th week. All students must attend the study day where they will agree learning objectives and initiate the planning of a work schedule. The student will be responsible for directing, planning, overall management of time, organisation of their learning and carrying out their work. The nature of the module lends itself to enquiry based learning, as the focus is very much on the student directing their own learning within the area of interest they choose to study.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 7
Tutorial/Seminar 10
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 60
Independent 123

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2019/10 , and may be subject to change for future years.